It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The harvests this week are somewhat repetitive but I am thankful to have them. I cut Tokyo Bekana microgreens for an Asian themed salad we enjoyed one day for lunch. Tokyo Bekana is usually classified as a non-heading napa cabbage, and I think it is best used raw or briefly stir fried since the thin leaves tend to just wilt away when cooked for very long. It has a mild flavor when harvested young for microgreens.
I made another cutting of Sea of Red lettuce for salads. My last planting of this variey is about all harvested, so I need to start some more seeds. I do have a flat of lettuce ready for replacing plants as they are harvested, but I didn’t sow any Sea of Red in that batch.
I also cut mizuna, arugula and baby pac choi for use in a frittata. I have these growing in containers, and they have kept us supplied with a small but steady harvest of greens all winter for soups, salads and other dishes like the frittata.
The Rudolph purple sprouting broccoli has started heading now, the last of the three I planted in the winter greenhouse. We have been eating PSB on a regular basis the last couple of months, and it is surely a seasonal treat. The sprouts on the Burgundy have gotten quite small, while the ones on Santee are numerous and still of good size. I noticed a few of the kale plants are starting to show flower buds, so we should have kale rapini to add to the mix soon.
We have several hellebores planted in the shade garden, and they are coming into bloom now. I don’t know the names of most of them, though I believe the dark red one is Anna’s Red. My wife planted most of these and takes care of them and the other perennials we have planted. They are such a cheerful flower, and lovely to see this time of year when not much else is happening with flowering plants.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!